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Hessische Staatsweingüter GmbH Kloster Eberbach
Winery Wines Files 1

White wine 1999 Heppenheim Centgericht Riesling late harvest (Spaetlese), Hessische Bergstrasse, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 9.5%
Price: 7.40 €
Registration number: #5001005301

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (86 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 10 July, 2002
Editor note: Translate to English Mineralischer und fein kräuterwürziger Duft von eingemachten Äpfeln und Birnen mit zarten Pfirsichnoten. Recht saftige und stoffige Frucht, süß, mit mineralischer Würze, sehr harmonische Säure, deutliche Cassisaromen am Gaumen, auch leicht kandierte Noten, gute Struktur und Nachhaltigkeit, recht langer, fruchtig-süßer Abgang mit Aromen von Kräutern und Mineralien.
Best to drink: Bis 2005. What our ratings mean

The production area is located in Hessen in Germany between the rivers Neckar, Rhine and Main in the protection of the Odenwald on the western slope of the Odenwald. The vineyards cover 467 hectares of vineyards along the Rhine. The Romans already cultivated wine here and laid out the "Via strata montana" (mountain road). The first documented mention was in 755 regarding the donation of a vineyard in Heppenheim

Karte mit Anbaugebiet Hessische Bergstraße

Climate and soil

The mild climate prompted Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) on his return from the coronation in Frankfurt to exclaim: "This is where Germany begins to become Italy. Due to early spring and late autumn there is a...

Germany, or rather the area that is now part of it, has a wine culture that is over two thousand years old. But even before that, imported wine was drunk, as evidenced by a Greek clay wine bottle from around 400 BC found in a Celtic grave. The oldest vineyards were on the banks of the Rhine, Neckar and Moselle. These rivers with their long valleys, as well as their tributaries, are still the classic wine-growing areas today. Viticulture was founded by the colonisation of Gaul by the Greeks and then brought to perfection by Roman culture. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) brought Roman viticulture from the Rhône valley to the...

The white grape variety probably originates from Germany. There are more than 150 synonyms testifying to the great age and worldwide distribution of this vine in almost all wine-producing countries. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country, are Risling (Bulgaria); Edler Riesling, Gelber Riesling, Gräfenberger, Hochheimer, Johannisberger, Kleinriesling, Klingelberger, Rissling, Rüsseling, Weißer Riesling (Germany); Raisin du Rhin, Riesling Rhénan (France); Riesling Renano (Italy); Rajinski Riesling (former Yugoslavia); Rizling Rajnski (Croatia); Rislinoc...

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